Black & White Ball of Northern Nevada HIV/AIDS Grants

The Black & White Ball HIV Funding Collaborative Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released soon!  If you are a representative of an HIV/AIDS service organization in Northern Nevada, email us at for more information and an application for funds.

Through a unique funding partnership with our partners, The Black & White Ball of Northern Nevada is able to increase the impact of the dollars raised at our annual Black & White Ball. Funds from the Ball are combined with donations from other philanthropists and foundations and awarded to organizations which have met the criteria set fourth by the bylaws of the Black & White Ball. 

In the past funded organizations have used the funds to qualify for national matching funds, which increases the overall total available to the HIV/AIDS service organization.

Begining in 2011, the Black & White Ball's "Grant Committee" will serve in the grant-making role, using the available data describing the needs of the local Northern Nevada HIV/AIDS community and estimates regarding available funds, annual priorities are established to ensure funds are directed to strategic areas of need and where these dollars can make the greatest impact. Based upon the annual priorities, a competitive request for proposals (RFP) is issued community-wide each year, and all HIV/AIDS service providers are invited to apply. Proposals are evaluated by the Grants Allocations committee of the Black & White Ball and awards are announced in early December each year. For more information about how to participate in this process please contact the Black & White Ball Committee  e-mail us at

In partnership with the Northern Nevada HOPES, Nevada AIDS Foundation, Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation, Northern Nevada Outreach Team, ACCEPT, Frontline and the SIlver Dollar Court, more than $150,000 has been raised since 2005 to benefit community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Northern Nevada.

Past Recipients

Empowering the HIV community

Northern Nevada HOPES (HIV Outpatient Program, Education & Services)

,  is a regional, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families infected or affected with HIV/AIDS.


HOPES is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by HIV. This mission is accomplished through ongoing, patient-centered clinical intervention, case management, and community leadership.




A.C.C.E.P.T.  Advancing Community Cultivation & Enhancing Progressive Transformations.  Our mission is to provide culturally-specific education and training to promulgate HIV/AIDS/STD and Substance Abuse prevention and exposing the myths and risky behaviors within the community, while providing a social forum for African-American churches, community organizations, support groups and people with HIV/AIDS. While our mission embraces all cultures, African Americans, the fastest growing at-risk population, are our primary focus.

Founded as an outreach of Greater Light Christian Center provides HIV specific prevention/ interventions services to date, as well as substance abuse prevention, support and care services for individuals living with HIV or AIDS, and much more. Although founded to reach the African American population, ACCEPT has expanded its services to provide services to the diverse underrepresented populations in Northern Nevada


At  A.C.C.E.P.T., the focus of our mission is to strengthen and support youth and families through education, advocacy, and supportive services.


Frontline of Northern Nevada

Frontline of Northern Nevada is an HIV education program presented by long time survivors of HIV/AIDS targeted towards at risk youth and adults in both schools and community settings. During panel presentations, HIV-positive individuals use researched model educational curricula framed with their personal stories.  Frontline speakers personalize the risk of HIV by putting a face on the disease and provide a safe and supportive environment for audiences to address their concerns and perceived risks of HIV infection and AIDS.